St Paul's Way Trust School follows the procedures outlined by the Tower Hamlets Local Safeguarding Children Board - a guide to procedure and practice for all professional staff in Tower Hamlets who work with children.

Please direct any concerns or queries regarding safeguarding to the safeguarding team at

Safeguarding Team

Trust School

Firdusi Uddin - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Gloria Lynch - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Dionne Mottley - Safeguarding Officer
Owen Williams - Year 7 Team Leader / Safeguarding Officer
Emma McCay - Teacher of English / Teacher for LAC

Foundation School

Clare Lynam - Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (MAT Leave)
Lorraine Flanagan - Interim Executive Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Siobhan Fehim - Interim Head of School and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Alice Greenwood - Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (MAT Leave)
Ben Hobbs - Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Imogen Moore - Acting Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Lily Thompson - Family and Wellbeing Assistant - Safeguarding Officer

More Safeguarding Information

Managing disclosures

If any student discloses that they are thinking of harming themselves, others or if someone is harming them, the safeguarding team must be notified immediately.


Staff should be honest with the students in regards to the issue of confidentiality and its limitations. If it is necessary to pass on concerns about a student, for reasons of harm and safety, where possible this should be discussed with the student first before breaking that confidentiality.

If a child gives reason to believe that there may be underlying child protection issues, parents should not be informed, but the DSL Firdusi Uddin and the Trust safeguarding team via CPOMs or Clare Lynam and the Primary safeguarding team via CPOMs.

Sharing what a child has confided with you should not be shared with other members of staff unless in the best interest of the child (refer to the Safeguarding Policy for further details).